Throwback to Cool City: London 1853

March 12, 2009 · Posted in Throwbacks 


I was on a hunt this morning for the first city to legislate against pollution.  I may be wrong, but the earliest thing that I could find was London in 1853.  The act was called the Smoke Nuisance Abatement Act.  It was pushed through the House by a man named Mr. Palmerston and their were, apparently, quite a few prosectutions of companies that didn’t adhere to the act.  If anyone knows of anything any earlier let me know.


2 Responses to “Throwback to Cool City: London 1853”

  1. Creede on March 13th, 2009 9:07 pm

    The photo is not showing up. Try downloading it to your computer and then uploading via wordpress. :)

  2. Tyson on March 14th, 2009 7:41 pm

    Thanks Creede, hey we saw you driving yesterday. I almost crashed trying to get your attention. We need to hang out.

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